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Mary Josephine Trachta

August 17, 1938 December 19, 2015
Mary Josephine Trachta
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Obituary for Mary Josephine Trachta

Mary Josephine Trachta, 77, died Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab.

   Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton.

   Mary Jo was born August 17, 1938, in Elma, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Mary Zobeck Deterding.

   On August 17, 1958, Mary Jo was united in marriage with Louis Elwin Trachta, Jr. at the Catholic Church in Elma, Iowa. The couple enjoyed going camping. He preceded her in death on February 19, 2015.

   Mary Jo worked as a cook at almost every restaurant in Vinton.

   She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting.

   Mary Jo is survived by her son, Don “Bugsy” Trachta of Vinton; her daughter, Debra (Dana) Anderson of Maine; two sisters: Marlene (Jerry Gibney) Schneider and Darlene (Ken) Gibney, both of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law Virginia Deterding of Vinton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Gene Deterding.

   A memorial fund has been established.

Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home
Funeral service: 1 p.m. Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, at the funeral home
Interment: Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton


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